Once certification is achieved, coaches should participate in Continuing Education to further develop their abilities and maintain certification.

Approved Courses

To maintain certification, take at least one education course or training every three years. The course or training should be approved for credit by Special Olympics New Jersey prior to completion and may include an event offered by Special Olympics New Jersey or another organization.

Some examples of approved courses include:

  • Leadership seminar
  • Nutrition course
  • Sports first-aid clinic
  • Sport-specific training
  • Conflict management presentation
  • Serving as a mentor coach


To submit a course or training for Continuing Education approval and credit, email course confirmation or receipt to Volunteer Services at volunteer@sonj.org.